Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Check your pantry: Kraft Mac & Cheese Recall

Perennial favorite of kids and perhaps lurking in your pantry, Kraft Mac & Cheese Original Flavor, 7.25 oz box, is under a voluntary recall today because the company is concerned about small pieces of metal potentially being in that box of elbows and cheesy goodness, according to this ABC news report.

The article lists the configurations of packaging, ranging from single boxes to multi-product shrink wrapped packaging, with use by dates falling between September 18, 2015 and October 11, 2015 with "C2" on the packaging under the date.  Only boxes with the "C2" under those date ranges are subject to the recall.  It's my understanding that the C2 refers to which manufacturing line these recall products were manufactured on.

Did you find any in your pantry?  I found one lone box from a 5-pack I had bought at Walmart a while back.  Nothing higher than a 5-pack was listed in the recall, so if you're like me and just bought a 15 pack at Costco, they should be fine. 

What do you do?  Take it back to the store where you bought it, or, according to Kraft press release, you can call their consumer relations line at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 AM and 6 PM Eastern time to request a refund. These products typically retail for around $1 per box in my area.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Reminder: Today (Feb 28) is LAST day to use BlueBird to get double #walmartsavingscatcher

Last September, I brought you a post on how to double your Walmart Savings Catcher rewards using BlueBird card at Walmart.

This offer is good until February 28, 2015.   You can redeem your Savings Catcher money to your Bluebird card as Walmart Buck$.  These Walmart Buck$ can only be used at Walmart, at not at Sam's Club or any other retailers (McD, hair cutting places, etc. that have tenancy in a Walmart building).

If you had planned to do this, now is the time to do it!  They may have additional offers in the future, but you just don't know when or if that will come to fruition. 

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Reminder: Swagbucks Store changes are coming on March 2!

I am bringing this information to you as a Swagbucks Influencer.  Please note the dates!  The new pricing structure goes into effect on March 2.  That means if you have bucks you want to redeem for $5 Amazon (450 currently, limit 5), then you may want to do so before Monday. Or you may decide to hold onto your bucks for a special pricing on a $25 gift card at just 2,200 SB (limit 1 per month at that price).   Please read the press release below.

Swagbucks has BIG news for the Rewards Store. If you're already familiar with Swagbucks, you know the Reward Store is where you turn those Swag Bucks into awesome gift cards. They just announced exciting news to make it even better:- Starting March 2nd, you will be able to redeem 2,200 Swag Bucks for one $25 Gift Card OF YOUR CHOICE once a month. This gift card discount only excludes PayPal and Gas Cards.

We are introducing a new $3 Amazon Gift Card which is only 300 SB.

To accommodate these benefits, we will no longer offer $5 Amazon Gift Cards for 450 SB. They are not going away though, as they will be priced the same as our other $5 Gift Cards at 500 SB. Currently, you are only able to redeem five $5 Amazon gift cards a month. By making these changes we can now remove this limit.

Some additional benefits include:
1. Greater Savings - If you previously redeemed five $5 Amazon Gift Cards, you were spending 2250 SB. Now you can get the same $25 worth of Amazon Gift Cards for 2200 SB, a 20% higher discount!

2. More Choices - Right now, the only gift card we currently discount is Amazon. This introduction offers you a discount on over 100 gift card choices of your favorite brands, stores, retailers, and restaurants - brands like CVS, Walmart, Visa, Target, Starbucks, Ebay, Best Buy and more!

3. Faster Redemptions - The $3 Amazon Gift Card allows you to get an Amazon Gift Card 33% faster than is currently possible. To expand the options for speedier gift card redemptions, we also plan on offering more low denomination Gift Cards of other brands in the coming months.

Not a member?  Join today!  Please use my referral link.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Swagbucks #LuckyNo7 Birthday Bash is today!

As a Swagbucks Influencer, I share this special birthday message from Swagbucks with you:

Today's your lucky day -- it's a Birthday Extravaganza! Well, maybe not your birthday, but Swagbucks.com turns 7 today & they're celebrating by giving away a bunch of free bonus Swag Bucks!

Today, Feb 25th, they start giving out Swag Codes at 7am PST / 10am EST and the fun doesn't stop until 6pm PST / 9pm EST! They are giving out 6 Swag Codes throughout the day for a total of 49 SB. What's even better is that they released the Swag Code schedule, so you know exactly when and where to find all the Codes!! (see my image for the Swag Code times).

What's a Swag Code? Well, they are fun little codes made of letters and/or numbers & it's how Swagbucks gives out bonus SB. They are only live for an hour typically, so you have to know where to find them (or hear from other SB members) and enter it on the site or mobile app to get your SB. Occasionally, Swagbucks will throw a big Extravaganza where they give out multiple Swag Codes in one day along with other fun ways to win bonus Bucks.

And all those bonus SB come in handy when it's time to redeem for gift cards.

So if you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, now is the perfect time! Get caught up in the birthday bonus Swag Bucks and sign up today!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

FREE sample: Cottonnelle "Go Commando" kit.

Cottonnelle wants you to go commando by requesting a free sample of Cottonnelle. Dare a friend (Facebook share) to alert them to request a sample or put in their email if you don't have Facebook. You can also get your own by clicking the "Don't want to dare" link.  You will be directed to log in or create an account to receive a sample.

Have you received a kit yet?  What is in it?  Please share!  The offer was not very explicit on just what is in the kit.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Have you seen: MCR Cards at select Coke Vending Machines

I haven't seen much talk about the new  MCR Card program (began January 20 and runs through end of 2015) that will reward users with things like 11th drink free and 30 MCR points

The FAQ (linked above) states that MCR Cards (though you can also use a downloadable app) will be available at specific vending machines and that these machines will have specific markings denoting that they're MCR machines.  You swipe your card before making a purchase (similar to a store loyalty card like at CVS) and after your 10th purchase, your 11th will be free.  Under this option, losing your loyalty card would be a bad thing, as you will lose your points.

The app will work a little differently in that when you tap your app at the machine, you'll earn 3 MCR points for purchase.

You don't have to be an MCR member to use this service, but it does say in the FAQ that there will be "additional benefits" if you link your account with your MCR card.  Linking your MCR card with your MCR account will net you 30 bonus MCR points (one-time).  30 MCR points = free drink.

The only place I've seen an MCR machine was on vacation at Ocean City, MD.  I'll be looking at the pop machines in my area for some type of signage as Cokesolutions.com states that, "...The vending loyalty program leverages this existing network, while enhancing its value by providing some 20,000 physical redemption locations for MCR members who prefer instant free product rewards vs. online redemption."  So it looks like they are upgrading machines and maybe, just maybe, there will be one near you soon!

Have you seen a machine in your burg?  Please let us know where you've found it.  The one I saw last summer was in Ocean City, MD at a beach entrance.

TENA Free Sample kit (male or female)

Bladder issues?  You can order a free sample of TENA here.  Just fill out a few questions about who it's for and the site will direct you to free sample kit based on your responses.  For example, I chose the option that I was requesting for a loved one, female and was offered the choice between a few different caregiver kits.

Request a kit soon as these types of offers sometimes become more restrictive in their choices.  Request yours while the selection is still good.

Know someone who could use this offer?  Please use the sharing tools below to share this great offer.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Kroger Friday Freebie: Greek Yoplait Yogurt

If you're a Kroger shopper, be sure to download your Friday freebie!  This week it is Yoplait Greek Yogurt.  You have til 11:59 Pacific time tonight to download it and must use it by February 22.  Sorry Louisiana and California folks.  You're excluded (dairy laws!)

Get yours:

Yarn available on Amazon.com - Red Heart Super Saver as low as $2.87

I was really bummed that Walmart.com quit carrying a lot of the yarn I had previously been able to ship to store for free --- they had a decent online selection and the price made it worth it to order online and just pick up or have my hubby do so for me.

I was a little excited to see that Amazon.com does have a lot of the Red Heart Super Saver that you can buy under the add-on program.  If you're a Prime member, you need only spend $25 to get it to ship and if not, then you are under the $35 order rule.  It does say that the add-on items can be added up to exceed the $25 or $35 rule.

For me, as a Prime member, says...

Some prices vary, but you can drop down the menu and search for different colors.  I saw many that were $2.87, which is pretty much in line with Walmart store prices.  However, you may find that online there's a better selection and being able to buy what you need and have it all shipped to you is very convenient versus finding one color at Walmart and another at AC Moore or Michael's (or hoping for a sale somewhere).

$84 Amazon Fire HD6 (limited time offer)

Great price if you are looking for an Amazon tablet!  This offer is limited time, so get it while you can.

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